(Source: Ronstan) After nearly 40 years of manufacturing in the Bay Road location, Ronstan has made its very big move! Almost the entire operation is in the new facility in Braeside (minus some of the bigger machines), which is located approx.15 minutes drive time south of Sandingham. This move gives us a great opportunity to … Read more
(Source: German Herald) A women sailor plunged more than 100ft to her death after falling from the rigging of the German navy’s last sailing ship. The cadet – identified only as Sarah Schmidt, 25, in local media – had been on a climbing exercise when she slipped and fell to the deck of the training … Read more
Kohlhoff GmbH and have teamed up with Gottifredi Maffioli to form a distribution network in Italy for their coveted Loop Products. Check it out here.
As the Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire V awaits a weather window to start her assault on the Trophée Jules Verne, team manager and crew member Kevin Escoffier gives us a unique tour of the 45 meter mast built by Lorima. It towers over the 130’ long center float – which has to be able to withstand up … Read more
First footage of the Oman A100 Tri breakage and Sidney’s rescue. Wild.
Some crazy Norwegians testing a EnGarde DYNEEMA® Level III vest. Don’t try this at home!
A comprehensive article on the manufacturing of carbon spars was recently published on http://www.mysailing.com.au/ – focusing on the various production techniques. It’s clearly written with the Australasian yachting market in mind but the processes discussed are the same as many European and American companies utilize. (Source: My Sailing) Carbon Spars Once the exclusive province of … Read more
Yale Cordage joins a growing list of sponsors and suppliers as the first new supplier to officially join the Clarke/Bjorn Sailing team since they confirmed their Olympic Star sailing campaign in October. Canadians Richard Clarke and Tyler Bjorn have been generating quite the buzz throughout Canadian sailing circles recently. Bjorn was awarded Quebec Sailor of … Read more
Future Fibres is slowly lifting the cloak that has shrouded their new mast facility in Valencia, Spain. With production now underway, it’s only a matter of time before we will get a closer look at their product. Exciting times.
(Source: Route de Rhum) Race record holder is back on course. At 0800hrs this morning Lionel Lemonchois contacted the shore team of Prince de Bretagne to say that he had set up a system to get to the mast. With his team he arranged a 90 minutes window that they would know what he was … Read more